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  1. Hello everyone, I decided to get very soon a 21mm, plus a VF (probably the CV 21/25). I want a brand new lens, not used. I'm ready and excited to explore this FL on my M10... Because I don't need speed, my primary choice it's the Color Skopar f/3.5. I know it's a great lens, small and light as I prefer, affordable, and it would fulfill my needs and pleasure to shoot at f/4 and f.8. Now, said that I have to confess you something. The most inspiring M lens I always wanted to buy since my first Leica year, it's not a 35 APO. Or a Noctilux, or any summilux. It's actually an Elmar,
  2. Here is my review of the Voigtlander 21mm f1.4 - in short: I really like it! https://www.erwinhartenbergphoto.com/post/wide-angle-wonder-how-i-ended-up-with-a-voigtlander-21-mm-f1-4-nokton-asph-vm
  3. This awesome 21mm lens with f/1.4 f-stop totally deserves its own thread. The popularity of fast wide M lenses among Leica photographers seems to drop as soon as one drifts away from the optical viewfinder lines of the eternal 28mm / 35mm / 50mm trinity. Leica even went as far as to discontinue its entire 24mm M line of lenses at some point in 2020, including the precious Summilux 24. Yet for reportage, conventions, events, concerts, wedding receptions and people photography, a fast wide angle is usually priceless. What the Summilux 21 f/1.4 offers over other slower (f/1.8 to f/3.4) lense
  4. Hello all, I've got a question regarding my Super Angulon 21mm f/3.4. I've recently been using the lens with color transparency film as opposed to the usual black and white, and I haven't been very satisfied with the results. Not sure if the lens needs to be serviced, or maybe this is just the way the lens renders with Velvia 100. What I've been noticing is that the lens doesn't seem to have that distinct Leica clarity. It seems to be sharp, but to me not nearly as detailed as my other Leica glass. I'm not shooting with the newest optics by any means. Currently a Summaron 35mm f/3.5, Summi
  5. Hi, I am new Leica IIIf user. Is it possible to use Super Angulon 21/3.4 on LTM body? Leica Wiki shows some units are compatible but one of my friend told me SA21/3.4 is only for M mount. Please enlighten me. Best
  6. Hi all. So looks like there is no end to my bad luck having to send lenses to Leica for repair or adjustment. This time my Super-Elmar-M 21mm has developed a wobble in front part of the lens. I guess I am not the only one who had this issue with the Super-Elmar-M in the past. But I would need some advice. How long usually fixing wobble issues has taken at Wetzlar? I found this video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZL3WojYoXQ). Is same kind of procedure possible to do by yourself for the SEM 21? I would just hate to wait again 3-4 months for a lens repair, because it is my favourite l
  7. Another from Torres del Paine Parque Nacional in southern Chile. This one was with the 21mm SEM on my M240. It is a single 8 second exposure. Patagonia #15 by Jeff Parsons, on Flickr
  8. Hello people, I am a newbie, both to this forum and leica, so please forgive me if i ask stupid or outdated questions... so basically i'm trying to decide on a 21mm lens... i've heard people saying that you buy the Lux for the large aperture for low light and creative shooting and you buy the SEM for higher quality landscape photography.... but still wanna hear from your experience, is it correct to say that 21/3.4 produces better IQ than 21/1.4 throughout? i.e. only real shortfall of 21/3.4 is the small aperture?? Or, if you stop down 21/1.4 to f3.4 and smaller the IQ is comparable or sam
  9. Hi all, I have been reading on this forum for a long time, but never posted before, so first let me introduce myself. My name is Ole, I am from Norway, and I have been into photography for nearly a decade. Hence, I am still a junior:) A month ago I both my first Leica film camera, a nearly mint M3 from 1966. I love shooting with 50mm, so when deciding between an M2, M3 and M6 the choice was easy. I also have an M246 which I couldn't be more happy with. In addition, I have a Sony A7 for convenience, and because my wife forbids me from selling it ("we need a camera that can take colour p
  10. Curious about the EVF-2, the Olympus specs do Not offer any help, i am wondering what the practical limitations of using Wide Angels lenses with the M240 and an EVF-2 are. My Q: What is the Widest lens that will work in a usable way with the EVF-2, before having to purchase a dedicated Wide Angle VF if anyone has experience?
  11. I have been using the Leica 21mm Super Elmar lens over the last year more and more and have been really blown away with the quality of this lens. I have attached a couple of favorites, and if of interest, I have posted a small review on my site: https://photobasecamp.com/review-leica-21mm-super-elmar/ Thanks so much for taking a look! Mike
  12. Hi all, I think I'll give up with SEM 21 after tried 2 misaligned samples, so I'm looking for alternatives for use with both M and SL. As for Leica lenses, Summilux is pricey and doesn't seem to worth it if you don't need f/1.4 on a UWA lens - I don't. Elmarit Asph was pretty good on film (I've had one with M6s), don't know on sensor. It's not cheaper than an used SEM, however. How good is the Zeiss Biogon 21/2.8? On paper looks very good, and at a fair price... does it work well on SL? How is corner sharpness? Alternatives? Ultron 21/1.8, any good? Thank you S.
  13. Hi everyone! Voigtländer’s two most recent vintage lenses have been widely available for quite a few months, but I find very few “real life” reviews on line, and none from the usual suspects specifically, I am looking for feedback on personal experience/testing with the Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 VM on digital Ms (not curious about other 21mm lenses, nor Sony mount version, nor speculation based on specs sheet, nor inferences from the 35mm Ultron nor general talk about VM lenses). Anyone in this forum actually used the lens with a digital M yet? If yes, how did it perform for you
  14. Hi all, I am looking for a little help here, I have a 21mm f2.8 Elmarit (Canadian version). I have lost one of the small screws that are used to secure the lens hood so I can't properly fit the hood. Do any of you know how I might be able to get (purchase) any new screws, I have contacted Leica-camera UK but they are unable to help me. I have attached some photographs to show the lens and screw if that helps. Grateful for any advice, Regards Topsy.
  15. Hi all, I am looking for a little help here, I have a 21mm f2.8 Elmarit (Canadian version). I have lost one of the small screws that are used to secure the lens hood so I can't properly fit the hood. Do any of you know how I might be able to get (purchase) any new screws, I have contacted Leica-camera UK but they are unable to help me. I have attached some photographs to show the lens and screw if that helps. Grateful for any advice, Regards Topsy.
  16. I am very excited to hear that Voigtlander will have a new 21mm Color Skopar. https://leicarumors.com/2018/09/29/two-new-voigtlander-m-mount-lenses-ultron-35mm-f-2-and-color-skopar-21mm-f-3-5.aspx/ I hope the "purple" side issues are solve haha. Anyone here excited?
  17. Simply using a tripod, 21mm 3.4 ASPH and a flashlight to create the product shots below. Not sure if People section is the right place for these photos...but I can't find "product shots", and I treat my motorbike as my GF~ LOL #1 - V-Rod Muscle + Reality Stone~ #2 - The "fire" was actually my hand lit by the flashlight... by mistake #3 - My friend's bike - Kawasaki ZRX400 #4 - Honda CBR250rr
  18. I sold my CV 21mm f/1.8 and bought a chrome 21mm f/3.4 super angulon for about $700 today. Much smaller lens that focuses a bit closer. It's got some moderate haze in it but i'm pretty confident in my ability to take it apart and clean it. Before I do, though, I was wondering if anyone has done this and if it's similar to the older f/4 version or the 35mm f/3.5 Summaron-M, both of which I have successfully taken apart and cleaned in the past.
  19. Hi, is the 21 SEM supposed to have a high level of astigmatism? I took a few night pictures yesterday and all the small lights have a (sagittal?) tail attached to it across the frame (see attached, M10, f3.4 wide open). I'm quite surprised at this as my copy is otherwise edge-to-edge sharp and renders amazingly during the day, just shockingly unusable during the night - even when stopped down a bit, which is a bit disappointing for this highly corrected ASPH. lens. If this is the norm, would anyone be able to suggest a wide angle lens (<28mm) with relatively less astigmatism?
  20. taken in Pulau Ubin, an Island off Singapore during sunset. Leica M9, 21mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH, Hi-Tech 1.2 ND, 0.6 GND Soft Filters 21mm, f/11, 60sec, ISO 160
  21. Taken in La Defense Grande Arche, Paris Leica M9, 21mm Summilux f/1.4 ASPH 21mm, f/8, 1/125s, ISO 160
  22. I just bought the Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (1991 60mm filter version from Canada) through ebay and awaiting shipping. I was into buying this lens as new (Super Elmar f/3.4) but I got a very good deal on this one including the Leica view finder so I did not hesitate to buy. But I have problems to find any reviews of this lens. There are many reviews of the same ASPH but not w/o the ASPH. Does anyone own one like this or have tested one? What is your experience and is there something special to think about?
  23. I am a new Leica M9 user and I bought my camera with a 50mm Summicron f/2. Doing a lot of travelling I felt last week in Chicago that I really need to go wide when shooting skylines, architecture and interiors (it was the art museum). In two weeks I will go to India and I really want something before that trip. I have been thinking of both the Super Elmar M 21mm and the Elmarit M 28mm ASPH and I am going back and forth between them. I am quite well aware of the positives and negatives of them but cannot make up my mind! What would be the recommendation from you using these lenses today i
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